Too small for 3 people. Not disabled friendly shower had high step plus no grab rail. Kitchen was very small room only for one person at a time. Hallway could only accommodate one person at a time. Price did not reflect the accommodation. We were not told about toileteries meant for other guests! Furniture not suitable for me had to be assisted out of chair - too low. Would not recommend this property to anyone. Really disappointed.
We really wanted to like this place. However, LIllian acted as though it was an inconvenience to host us, we never met the husband and we only spoke to LIllian 3 or 4 times in the week we were there. She denied all knowledge of the dog although we filled in all the forms, there was some discussion about the cost of having him there. I have been over the site since and cannot see anything about a refundable deposit.I wanted to get a better measure of Lillians character so I took some tat, that is now in the post back to her, to gauge her reaction. She was beyond rude to my mum and upset her.
Regarding the accommodation itself
1 its a converted portacabin, with cladding. The name the barn is misleading.
2 it is so small inside that there is no privacy, it is so close to the main house that there is no privacy outside.
3 the kitchen is well stocked but can only really fit one person at a time.
4 the internet is patchy.
5 it is not suitable for anyone with mobility issues.-the shower has a step and no handles, the chairs are too low, there is a step Into the portacabin.
6 the parking is on the main road.
7 its a 20 minutes car journey and 45 minutes bus ride to town.
8 the welcome hamper was for 2 people, our party was for 3
Overall we feel ripped off and would recommend the hostel in Stornoway itself for better facilities and value for money.We wish LIllian and the husband all the best for the future.
Very cosy and comfortable place to stay in the lovely Isle of Lewis.
My husband and I enjoyed our few days break and Lilian was very friendly and helpful. We had everything we needed.
One thing to remember is that you have to be organized for meals unless you want to spend your time driving to and from Stornoway instead of relaxing and enjoying the view!
great location,excellent communications and Lillian and John,really put us at ease upon arrival,clean,homely accommodation with all mod cons catered for and the extra touches like the welcome hamper and toiletries an unexpected bonus.View from the living room french doors has to be seen to be believed,current photos on trip advisor don`t do the accommodation or vista justice.Ideal base for travelling around all parts of Lewis and Harris.Sad to have left but happy in the knowledge we`ll be "back" again.Easy to find just take the third road on the left after the back pharmacy and it`s on the right hand side about 1/4 along
An excellent wee base to visit the beautiful islands of Lewis and Harris. Very cosy and homely. Highly recommended!
Our stay was excellent. This place is really nice and has everything that you might need. It felt like home away from home. The host even left a nice hamper of food in the fridge for us!
One important note. Don't trust the location on TripAdvisor or Google maps if you just type in the name. It will likely take you to a graveyard - literally. Type the following coordinates into Google maps and look for a small brown wooden bungalow type building on your right.
What a fantastic place with breathtaking views.
Lilian and john made us feel very welcome. The Barn is furnished to a high specification and has everything you need for a relaxing stay.
we would definitely stay there again.
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